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Why is the Law Society promoting Islamic rules and legal services?

Why is the Law Society promoting Islamic rules and legal services?

Posted: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:50 by Sadikur Rahman

After attending a seminar held by the Law Society on Islamic rules and legal services, Sadikur Rahman reflects upon the Society's desire to develop its members' knowledge of sharia law in the UK and questions how this contributes to Muslim people's freedoms.

Diversity? No, the Law Society’s Sharia guidance has created division

Diversity? No, the Law Society’s Sharia guidance has created division

Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00 by Charlie Klendjian

Charlie Klendjian, secretary of the Lawyers Secular society, argues that the Law Society, a secular organisation representing solicitors in a secular legal system, has gone beyond its remit and created division with its Practice Note on sharia wills.


Sharia law is well and truly operating in the UK – thanks to the Law Society

Sharia law is well and truly operating in the UK – thanks to the Law Society

Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:38 by Sadikur Rahman

Sadikur Rahman, of the Lawyers Secular Society, fears a practice note issued by the Law Society could compromise the Code of Conduct for solicitors and increase the application of Sharia law in the UK.

Employers must justify requiring Christians to work on a Sunday (and why that wasn’t the headline in the Telegraph)

Employers must justify requiring Christians to work on a Sunday (and why that wasn’t the headline in the Telegraph)

Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:26 by Darren Newman

Excellent commentary form employment law specialist Darren Newman on the discrimination case involving a devout Christian who refused to work on Sundays.

Religious beliefs should be respected - when rights are not impeded

Religious beliefs should be respected - when rights are not impeded

Posted: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:00 by Joshua Rozenberg

Legal expert Joshua Rozenberg on the employment cases due to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights next week, after all four applicants ailed to convince UK courts that they had suffered religious discrimination.

Courts rightly tend to stay out of doctrinal religious disputes

Courts rightly tend to stay out of doctrinal religious disputes

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:05 by David Hart QC

David Hart QC on how the courts have developed rules stopping themselves from deciding certain cases involving religious issues, not least because the courts recognise they don't know what they are doing once they get themselves immersed in issues of religious doctrine.

A single oath in court for all, regardless of belief or religion

A single oath in court for all, regardless of belief or religion

Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:55 by Sean Templeton

Given the recent legislation to tackle sectarian behaviour at football events, perhaps it is time for the Government and the courts to reconsider the place of religion in the legal process.